Belgian TV crew beaten and robbed in China
A Belgian television crew from the network VRT were attacked in China when they were on their way to interview some AIDS groups.
Tom Van de Weghe was the journalist and VRT is now demanding an apology from China's government.
It echoes an incident in the spring in which journalists from the American news program 60 Minutes were assaulted while attempting to film a plant processing toxic waste near the South China town of Shenzhen.
Van de Weghe and his crew were beaten and then robbed of their cash as well as their microphones and batteries by a dozen men recruited by authorities in Henan province, said the statement.
Beijing promised free access to foreign media reporting in China starting a year before the Olympics and recently extended the rules.